[image-1]There are few things as heartwarming and cheer-worthy as Santa Claus dressed in his red and white suit. At least, that’s what we thought — until we saw Santa soaking, dripping wet. Before you jump to conclusions, we’re talking about Scuba Claus, the guy Santa becomes when he dives into the S.C. Aquarium’s Great Ocean tank.

Starting this Fri. Dec. 1 you can catch either Scuba Claus or his elves in the aquarium’s Great Tank, diving each day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with Scuba Claus showing up for weekend shows, and elves appearing on weekdays.

In addition to these special dive shows, the aquarium hosts photos with Santa on select Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. And if you keep your eyes open, you may spot Finzy, the shark-on-the-shelf, hidden in a new spot in the aquarium each day. If your kiddos find the plush shark (wearing a red Santa hat), they can share his location with the staff at the info desk for a prize.

Holiday events are included with the price of admission ($29.95/adult, $22.95/ages three-12).